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Best Strategy with Chase Sapphire Credit Cards

Current Chase offers two versions of their Sapphire credit card, the Chase Sapphire Preferred (which has a $95 annual fee after first year) and the newer Chase Sapphire Reserve ($450 annual fee) which was released in late 2016. Both cards have the signature metal insert, sophisticated front minimal design, and the card number on the same…

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Alaska Miles 40% Bonus

Right now you can grab Alaska miles with a 40% bonus when you buy 20,000 or more points. If you have a specific redemption in mind or if you need to top off your account, check out this promotion which is only good through October 28, 2018. Alaska Miles 40% Bonus Transactions must be completed…

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3 More Airlines Join TSA Pre-Check; 56 Total Airlines Now Included

The TSA announced that three new airlines would be participating in the TSA Pre-Check program which brings the total airlines to 56. The newest additions include Norwegian Air and Icelandair, and Via Airlines. We recently covered Why TSA PreCheck Lines Should be Shorter Now thanks to the “PreCheck is PreCheck Act of 2018”, which would ensure only travelers…

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SkyTeam Adds Hertz Car Rental to Alliance

Hertz Car Rental announced this week that they’re now part of the SkyTeam Airline Alliance, which which founded by Delta, Korean Air, Air France, and Aeromexico as the third major airline alliance. As part of the new partnership, SkyTeam passengers will enjoy car rental benefits and earn frequent flyer miles when renting with Hertz, however exact details…

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United Airlines New Domestic Routes, Delta A220 Routes, Membership Rewards Pay with Points

Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews below. United Airlines announced several new domestic routes across several of six of their U.S. hubs. Highlights include new service to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; Newark to Anchorage, Alaska;…

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Delta Ending Orange County to New York-JFK Service Already

Back in May, we announced how Delta Launches Service between Orange County and New York-JFK which began October 15, 2018. 4 days after the service began, Delta has now announced they’ll be suspending the service effective Jan. 5, 2019. Per Delta, Delta has made the tough decision to end service between its JFK hub and John Wayne Orange County…

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American Express Membership Rewards Pay with Points

In certain instances, you may find it beneficial to use the American Express Membership Reward’s Pay with Points feature when booking air travel. This program allows passengers to earn frequent flier credit and book flights that otherwise don’t have award space available. To use this feature of your American Express card, first login to your…

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Chase 10x Ultimate Rewards Points At Atlanta Airport

With this offer you can earn 10x Ultimate Rewards (UR) points when you “when you shop and dine at participating merchants at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) using your Chase Sapphire® or Chase Freedom® cards in the Chase Pay® app anywhere Samsung Pay® is accepted.” This promotion is valid through the end of the…

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Priority Pass Adds Restaurant Tampa Int.!

Priority Pass has really been ramped up with all their new lounges It is really great to see! It’s nice to see Priority Pass expanding the lounges in their program, which means more lounges for The Platinum Card® from American Express (or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN) cardholders like myself to benefit from. Priority Pass has…

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